HC Deb 05 June 1919 vol 116 c2189
25. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Home Secretary whether those enemy aliens who have been judged fit to remain in this country by Mr. Justice Younger's Committee may now be released, especially in view of their transference to the unsatisfactory camp at Frimley?


I regret that I can add little to the answer given on Monday last. The considerations advanced by the hon. and gallant Member shall be given all due weight in determining the proper time for releasing the interned persons.


Would it not be possible to release these interned persons if they had passed Mr. Justice Younger's Committee as being proper persons to remain in the country seeing that they are a charge on the country and it is a great hardship to their wives?


No. The question of the repatriation does not concern the necessity of their internment.